Caring Homes’ IT department examined their existing infrastructure and did a thorough review of the
marketplace for an effective Data Protection Solution (DPS). They went out to tender for a DPS and
trialed a few popular products on the market. “We tested one leading product but experienced issues in
regards to the authentication process – the single sign-on and passwords failed to synchronise properly.
With the second product we trialed, we had problems when running Windows 10 updates as it was
breaking the encryption platform,” explained Graham.
After unsatisfactory product trials, Caring Homes contacted value-added reseller, Core to Cloud who
specialise in helping organisations to discover, defend and respond to the latest security threats while
ensuring compliance. According to James Cunningham, Sales Director at Core to Cloud, “Based on
Caring Homes’ existing IT environment and their data protection requirements, we recommended
Becrypt. We were confident that the software would integrate correctly with their existing systems and
help to protect their organisation from potential data loss.”
Based on Core to Cloud’s recommendation and their own market research, Caring Homes decided to
roll out Becrypt’s full disk encryption (Disk Protect), port control (Connect Protect) and removable media
encryption (mShare). This enabled a remote deployment and ongoing management from a central location. In just over 4 months, Caring Homes deployed 150 out of 200 devices and have had only a few
instances where they’ve had to do an emergency recovery. They plan to increase this over subsequent
months using the central management capabilities provided by Becrypt Enterprise Manager.
Graham said, “The deployment has gone really smoothly which we weren’t expecting due to our poor
experience with other products. Core to Cloud have been very helpful throughout the engagement.
They recognise the challenges relating to the GDPR which is refreshing. They understand what solutions
are required in order to achieve compliance, which put them in a very credible position to recommend
solutions. Their technical support has been second to none too – they’re responsive, helpful and gave us
answers to our headaches.”
Becrypt’s solution now protects Caring Homes’ sensitive data from a full range of typical security risks
such as USB theft and portable hot spots, and minimises the probability of compromise by next generation threats like CryptoLocker ransomware.
According to Graham, “We chose Becrypt because we wanted the option to expand on encryption
down the track, it seemed easy enough to deploy and the management console looked simple to
operate. Price was also an important factor for us as our budget has been squeezed as a result of the
impending GDPR. We needed a competitively priced product too.
The Becrypt data protection solution plays a significant part in Caring Homes IT environment for
information security, governance and compliance. Caring Homes is now assured that they have data
confidentiality through disk and device protection to meet data security regulations. “We’re protected
against reputational damage and potential fines which are going to be momentous once the GDPR is
in force. That’s really important for someone like me who oversees the IT function. I sleep well at night
knowing our staff have got encrypted laptops and that peace of mind alone, makes me feel very happy
we’ve deployed Becrypt’s data protection solution,” said Graham.
“I sleep well at night knowing our staff have
got encrypted laptops and that peace of mind
alone, makes me feel very happy we’ve deployed
Becrypt’s data protection solution”
Stuart Graham, IT Network & Infrastructure Engineer, Caring Homes Group